The Islanders are in dire need of wins on their way to the post season.

How to bet the NY Islanders vs Hurricanes Hockey Lines

Written by on March 28, 2016

Each of the teams in the NHL are down to less than 10 regular season games remaining, which means that the ones who are still on the outside looking in at the playoff picture are running out of time to make a move. The Carolina Hurricanes are still very much alive in the Eastern Conference, and can really set the cat among the pigeons if they can come up with a win against the New York islanders on the road on Tuesday night. The Islanders are holding on to the first of the two Wild Card spots, but have looked pretty shaky coming down the stretch. They also know, though, that a win against the Hurricanes might well put them one step closer to cementing a playoff spot, as they could potentially be 6 points ahead of the chasing pack at that point. It’s all to play for in this game, and you can cash out a winning ticket at by handicapping this NHL betting bout just right.

How To Bet The Carolina vs NY Islanders NHL Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Thursday, March 29 at 7 PM EST Where: Barclays Center, New York TV: FSS and MSG+ NHL Odds: TBA

Why bet on the Carolina Hurricanes

If the Carolina Hurricanes (33-28-25) do not end up making it into the playoffs this season, they are going to look back at what has been a series of missed opportunities in the last couple of weeks. The Hurricanes have gone 4-2-4 in their last 10 games, and an extra few points from those OT losses could have put them in a real position of power heading into the final couple of weeks of the regular season. As it is, they still find themselves 4 points out of that final Wild Card spot with just 6 games remaining. Carolina have beaten the Islanders in 2 of their 3 meetings this season, bit the lone loss came last week when they needed a win the most. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.4 GPG, and are giving up 2.7 GPG.

Why bet on the New York Islanders

The Islanders (40-25-9) are in danger of backing into the playoffs this season, as their recent form has been nothing short of dreadful. They have gone just 3-5-2 in their last 10 games, and have now slipped into the danger zone that could see them fall out of playoff contention with a few more losses. Their most recent game ended up being a huge win, as they took out the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in OT. It’s always tough to beat the same team in back to back games, but the Islanders know that a win in this one can mean that a lot of pressure gets removed in the process. The Islanders are a very good 22-9-4 at home, so they must be considered the favorite. They are averaging 2.8 GPG, and are giving up 2.5 GPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Massive playoff implications in this game, and it could well be that the Hurricanes challenge ends with a loss here. The Islanders are not playing that well, but they are tough to beat on home ice. I think they edge out the win in this one. Carolina Hurricanes 2 New York Islanders 4